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Monday, September 23, 2019

Trade official: Australia will discuss post-TPP agreement with China

An Australian trade official said during a visit to Greenville that his country would talk with China about its plans for an Asia-wide trade agreement that would not include the United States, though no decisions have been made.

Restaurant owners coping with shifting overtime rules

Restaurants and other kinds of businesses were just getting ready to comply with an Obama administration rule extending overtime pay to 4.2 million workers when a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday putting the change on hold for now.

Wilkins won’t run for governor in 2018

Greenville attorney plans to continue working in private sector. Returned to private practice in Greenville in 2008.

Spartanburg Chamber honors pro-business legislators

State Reps. Rita Allison, Derham Cole, Mike Forrester, Donna Hicks and Eddie Tallon, and Sens. Tom Corbin, Harvey Peeler and Glenn Reese named "Business Advocates."

City to hold public workshop on downtown design guidelines

City seeking public input on new downtown design guidelines. Workshop, other meetings scheduled for Tuesday.

Brad Thomas knows Donald Trump’s secrets

Spartanburg business and finance writer Brad Thomas has written a book on the GOP presidential nominee and businessman that reportedly reveals the secrets behind Donald Trump’s businesses and his brand.

Anarchy in the UK?

Upstate business leaders predict uncertainty and opportunity after last week’s Brexit vote

Spartanburg Area Chamber to launch Political Leadership Institute

SPLI is designed to educate current and potential elected officials about the election process and what it means to be a public servant.

Candidate Tracker 2016

The GOP candidates are swarming the state in advance of the S.C. primary -- find out where they'll be and when.

Lindsey Graham secures federal funding for Greenville Courthouse

A spending bill Congress is set to vote on today contains $92 million in funding for a new federal courthouse in Greenville. The total cost of the new Greenville Federal Courthouse is expected to be $103 million.

State’s jobless rate falls below pre-recession levels

The state’s jobless rate fell one-tenth of a point to 5.6 percent, the lowest since June 2007. It’s the fifth consecutive month the state’s unemployment rate has decreased.

Some minority populations underserved by ACA

While more South Carolinians have health insurance this year than last, the Palmetto State still has the 11th highest uninsured rate in the country, and some communities are gaining ground faster than others.

ACA change spares midsize businesses from rate increases

Last week President Barack Obama signed a rare change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), stopping a federal mandate that insurers and business associations say would have raised insurance premiums on many businesses.

Carson talks health care at Upstate Chamber Coalition summit

When planning health care reform, policymakers must “make sure the peripheral effects are not harmful,” said Carson, referencing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate, which requires a package of coverage beyond a certain number of employees. This requirement has helped stifle small business expansion, he said, which is “one of the reasons that our economy is so stagnant now.”

Fletcher beats incumbent, Doyle wins re-election in City Council race

Retired businessman George Fletcher and City Council incumbent Amy Ryberg Doyle both won seats on City Council.

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